Steven Holt is a luxury hospitality executive with more than 20 years of public relations, marketing and media strategy experience. He served as a senior executive with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for over twelve years, developing strategy and launching hotels, residences and celebrity chef restaurants throughout the western U.S., ultimately serving as Regional Director, Public Relations, The Americas for The Ritz-Carlton brand with responsibility over media & influencer communications within the North & South America region for the global portfolio of 92 hotels. Most recently Steven served as Vice President, Luxury, Travel & Hospitality for 360bespoke a New York City & Beverly Hills marketing and public relations agency.

An avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, Steven started his hospitality career at Aspen’s legendary Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resorts Collection hotel, he became actively engaged with the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, serving on or co-chairing the media committee since 2000. He was later recruited by The Ritz-Carlton, where he directed public relations, marketing and communications for its Bachelor Gulch resort in Colorado, one of the flagship properties of the hotel collection. While there, Steven executed the national media relaunch its signature restaurant as Spago by the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. Relocating to California, he joined the opening team as Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and its Manzanita restaurant, created by San Francisco celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins. Following the opening, Holt moved to San Francisco where he directed media relations for three Northern California Ritz-Carlton Hotels and developed and executed the rebranding strategy for San Francisco’s legendary Dining Room into Parallel 37 with renown chef Ron Siegel. During this time, he began working with the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America throughout California for almost a decade. Moving to Los Angeles in 2013, he took over media strategy for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Hawaii and Colorado while also executing the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage and the launch of its Edge Steakhouse. Holt was then promoted to Regional Director, Public Relations, The Americas where he directed media strategy at the corporate level and led the team that created the global Social Media Influencer strategy for the brand.

Steven is originally from Dallas and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.